Bristol news Neil Warnock backs Nigel Pearson appointment at City and claims an assist PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Middlesbrough boss has his say on the new manager of the Robins as the West Country men look to avoid a seventh league defeat in a row.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! When Bristol City play at the Riverside Stadium this evening they can take heart from a record that has seen them lose just once on Teeside in 14 years. Since 2007 the Robins have only one defeat to Middlesbrough, winning five of nine encounters, with three draws. A solid record as they look to stop a run of six league defeats in a row by getting a result on Tuesday evening, with new manager Nigel Pearson watching on. Ahead of the game, Neil Warnock was asked about Dean Holden's successor. Older is wiser, he says of the new man in at Ashton Gate, who was confirmed on Monday evening as City's 40th manager. Read More Related Articles Nigel Pearson appointed as new Bristol City manager to succeed Dean Holden "I see Nigel is going in at Bristol. I think we’ve started a fashion at Middlesbrough now with the experienced man coming in until the end of the season. There was Mick McCarthy at Cardiff and now Nigel at Bristol," he said ahead of tonight's game in a press conference.. “It must be the in thing to do now. I think him and Mick McCarthy owe me a favour now don’t they. I’ve shown the two clubs the right way to go. “It shows that you don’t need to rush into long-term appointments. When there’s people like us three available and willing to go in on short-term contracts. I think when you get to our age you don’t worry about contracts because they don’t mean that much anyway. You just want to go in and prove yourself.” “We won’t know the effect of Pearson’s appointment on the game until 9pm really. Read More Related Articles Nigel Pearson will finally bring resuscitating breath of fresh air to Bristol City Read More Related Articles Exclusive: Bristol City wrap up future of academy talent being watched by the Socceroos “Ideally it would have been better without the new manager because of the obvious potential for the new-manager bounce.
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. But they can still only play 11 players, so we can’t use that as an excuse. “We focus on ourselves and putting our own house in order and not worrying about anybody else. “My wife Sharon said to be me this morning, ‘don’t you be using Nigel Pearson as an excuse’. And she’s right. “There’s nothing we can do about that situation. He’s a new manager, but what’s to say they don’t all hate him!? You never know. That’s why we just focus on ourselves. On facing a possible bogey side, Warnock still fancies his chances in the Championship matchday 32 encounter. Boro have won their last two games against Reading (a) and Huddersfield. (h)
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Bristol City's players will have the added motivation that the new manager is watching on and each player is playing for their place in the side now. “I don’t think we should worry about playing any team. Every game is difficult in their own way. We saw when we played Birmingham and Rotherham and Derby and we lost to all of those despite where they are in the table," said Warnock. “We have to look after ourselves. Make sure we give it a go and if we can’t come away with all three points then we make sure we get at least a point and move on to Saturday. “We can’t start slow and sluggish and give teams an early goal and head start," he said.
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